A Parallel Threading is the Weaver’s Playground with Robyn Spady

March 15-17, 2024   9 a.m. to 5 p.m

Eagle Fire Station #1
966 E. Iron Eagle Drive, Eagle

A parallel threading can provide a weaver with a multitude of options and patterns–from echo weaves and corkscrew twills to turned taqueté and network-drafted twills. The add weft variations in color and texture and a weaver will find themselves in a playground of possibilities. Workshop participants will pre-warp their loom from a selection of threadings and during the workshop enter into a journey of discovery and exploration of how to transform a parallel threading into a myriad of patterns. The workshop is a combination of presentation/discussion, weaving, and hands-on exercises. Emphasis will be on understanding the design and drafting processes to empower workshop participants to create their own patterns. (Note: This is not a round-robin style workshop. Participants will weave on their own loom.) Four-shafts minimum. Eight-shafts highly recommended.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced (and adventure-seeking beginners)

Fee of the Workshop: $120 members, non-members wishing to participate are welcome to join the Guild. Materials fee: $15/person (pay instructor at the workshop)

Deadline to sign up and pay for the workshop is February 3, 2024. Please see the December newsletter to sign up.

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Mathemagical Design From Fibonacci to Fractals with Jennifer Moore

May 7-9, 2024 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eagle Fire Station #1,
966 E. Iron Eagle Drive, Eagle

Have you ever wanted to work with these wonderful tools for visual design, but been scared off by a lack of drawing or math skills? This workshop is for you! We will take a visual and intuitive approach to working with symmetry movements, tiling patterns, fractals, and harmonious proportions including the golden proportion and the Fibonacci sequence. Through a series of fun exercises using drawing, coloring, rubber stamps and paper cutouts you will create a toolbox of skills to use in creating your own designs, and go home with a new way of looking at the world. Note: This is not a loom weaving class – it is all paper-based fun exercises!

Level – any

Workshop Fee – $175 members, non-members wishing to participate are welcome to join the Guild. Material Fee – $45 per person (pay instructor at workshop)

Deadline to sign up and pay for the workshop is April 6, 2024. Please see the December newsletter to sign up.